Featured books will be available for the public today.
They can also be placed on hold online at wallawallapubliclibrary.org or call the library for assistance at 527-4550.
Featured books include:
"The Coincidence Engine," by Sam Leith
A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and, in the back country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean cans and junkyard waste. This piques the interest of the enigmatic Directorate of the Extremely Improbable. Their fascination with this random event sets into motion a madcap caper that brings together a hilarious cast of characters, including an eccentric mathematician, a lovelorn Cambridge postgraduate, and a member of the Directorate with no capacity for imagination. What ensues is a chaotic chase across an America haunted by madness, murder, mistaken identity, and conspiracy.
"That Deadman Dance," by Kim Scott
Throughout Bobby Wabalanginy's young life, the ships have been arriving, bringing European settlers to the south coast of Western Australia, where Bobby's people, the Noongar, have always lived. Bobby, smart, resourceful, and eager to please, has befriended the settlers, joining them as they hunt whales, till the land, and work to establish their new colony. He is welcomed into a prosperous white family and eventually finds himself falling in love with the daughter, Christine. But slowly, by design and by hazard, things begin to change. Not everyone is pleased with the progress of the white colonists, and Bobby is forced to take sides.
"DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You," by Misha Glenny
The benefits of living in a digital, globalized society are enormous, and so are the dangers. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Misha Glenny explores the three fundamental threats of cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and cyberindustrial espionage. By exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website DarkMarket, he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming, and illuminating stories. Having interviewed the major players - the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts, and the victims - he places them in a rich brew of politics, economics, and history.
"The Silence of Our Friends," by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell
In 1960s Texas, a white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. This graphic novel draws from the childhood of Mark Long, powerfully depicting a volatile moment in U.S. history. Nate Powell's art brings the tale to heart-wrenching life, marking a new and important entry in the body of civil rights literature.
"Raylan," by Elmore Leonard; "Throne of the Crescent Moon," by Saladin Ahmed; "Beekeeping: A Seasonal Guide," by Ron Brown;